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Old 07-07-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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suzuka tire warmers

i should start racing sometime within the next year, and ive done several trackdays. i really like the suzuka warmers, but do i need to spend the extra 100 bucks for the dual temp? i think the regular ones will be fine, but i dont want to be assed out please help!!!
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You should be fine with the single temps, if your going to get a multi-temp warmer, spend the extra money for the Chicken Hawks.

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thanks for your help. so for a novice cmra racer they should be fine? when should i move up to multi temp?
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There are plenty of experts that just run single temp warmers. Most run the Chicken Hawks because they get a lil hotter and last forever, but with that said the Suzukas will give you years of use.

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thanks that makes me feel a lot better seriously. i just had a friend who races in cali and he said he doesnt even use tire warmers. what do you think about that?
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You will be at a hugh disadvantage on the first lap or so, as well as the heat cycles will degrade the performance of race tires pretty fast. IMHO, they are a very useful tool.

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You will be at a hugh disadvantage on the first lap or so, as well as the heat cycles will degrade the performance of race tires pretty fast. IMHO, they are a very useful tool.

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Agreed. Me personally, I don't see how guys use DOT race tires and not use tire warmers...even for just a trackday. If I'm going to spend the $$$ for good tires then I want to prolong my investment and keep me and my bike upright with hot tires in the first few corners. I have both standard model and Pole Position (3 temp) chickenhawk warmers. It's nice to have the various temp setting for long breaks between sessions/races

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how exactly can you tell which temp you have selected on the multi temps.
no indicator on switch.......
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So Chicken Hawk is THE brand and Suzuka is good too right? Any other? Can I suppose the cheaper ones on ebay are junk?
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I've had Suzukas for a couple of years now, and I have absolutely no complaints. They hold up to my multiple sessions of off/ on/ off/ on all day long, they heat up the whole tire and carcass fast, and I like the way they shut off automatically when temp is reached.
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how exactly can you tell which temp you have selected on the multi temps.
no indicator on switch.......
Chickenhawk Pole Position warmers have a sliding switch (L, M, H) for low, med, and high.
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Low = 110 deg F
Med = 150 deg F
High = 175 deg F

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Low = 110 deg F
Med = 150 deg F
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yes,i saw that on the manual,but what im not sure about is,which switch position is which?
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If your looking at the warmer from the front or rear the the low setting is all the way to the left and high is to the right.
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yes,i saw that on the manual,but what im not sure about is,which switch position is which?
It's not marked on the warmers?
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nope..
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If your looking at the warmer from the front or rear the the low setting is all the way to the left and high is to the right.

thats what i thought,
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ive made up my mind. im just gonna go with the suzuka regular warmers. the regular ones have an automatic switch that turns them off and on when a certain temp is reached. so i dont think im gonna need the multitemp. i just need them to be hot when i first go out. thanks for yalls help
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i just picked up the same kind. im interested to see a difference in normal street tires vs. dot tires w/ warmers
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i just picked up the same kind. im interested to see a difference in normal street tires vs. dot tires w/ warmers
DOT front tire in soft compound is sweeeeeet with confidence compared to street/trackday tire. If you have the speed to justify DOT tires it's worth switching and eventually a must.
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